Charles Coe is the author of three books of poetry: All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents, Picnic on the Moon, and most recently Memento Mori, all published by Leapfrog Press. His novella Spin Cycles, about a homeless man living on the street in Boston, was published by Gemma Media. Peach Pie, a short film by filmmaker Roberto Mighty based on his poem “Fortress,” has been shown in film festivals nationwide. Charles is the recipient of fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the St. Botolph Club of Boston, and has been selected by the Associates of the Boston Public Library as a “Boston Literary Light.” In 2017 he served as an Artist-in-Residence for the city of Boston where he created an oral history project that featured people who live and work on Mission Hill. Charles teaches poetry and prose in a variety of settings, including grade schools, high schools, colleges, writing conferences and private workshops. He has served as poet-in-residence at Wheaton College and at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York, and is adjunct professor of English at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, teaching poetry and nonfiction.
Sarah Anderson’s poems have appeared in North American Review (finalist for the James Hearst Poetry Prize), Hunger Journal, The Café Review, and Raleigh Review. She earned an MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and has been a high school English teacher for 16 years. Additionally, she and her husband own and operate a venue on their property in Exeter called The Word Barn, a space for music and literature.